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Oris Stuart



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As Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at the National Basketball Association, Oris Stuart was responsible for overseeing D&I strategies for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League. He provided best practices and leadership to the league offices and teams by overseeing efforts to increase the number of minority- and women-owned suppliers, as well as supporting efforts to attract, develop and retain diverse talent. Stuart has more than 20 years of experience as a thought leader on these issues. Prior to joining the NBA in June 2015, Stuart spent two years as a Senior Partner with Korn Ferry, leading its Inclusion and Diversity practice. Previously, Stuart served as the Chief Executive Officer for Global Novations, the world’s leading provider of diversity and inclusion consulting and training solutions. During his tenure with Global Novations, Stuart supported clients across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, guided the expansion of the firm’s technology and consulting platforms, oversaw a tenfold increase in the firm’s size, and engineered its ultimate acquisition by Korn Ferry in 2012. Earlier in his career, Stuart served as a senior business manager and strategy and operations consultant for such organizations as Deloitte, Providian, and Wingspan Technology. Stuart graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in electrical engineering and holds an MBA from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar and a National Black MBA Scholarship recipient. He currently serves as the Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair for the National Black MBA Association and is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, a national organization that empowers African-American corporate leaders to make significant and impactful contributions in the global marketplace and their communities.

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